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good morning, was it a twister? one person dead after a violent storm tears through new york bringing hurricane force winds and spawning a possible rare tornado. we're live in one of the hardest hit neighborhoods. face to face, natalee holloway's mother confronts s joran van der sloot inside a peruvian prison. beth holloway's attorney speaks out to us in an excluve live interview. an why would she do it? that washington state woman who claims a random attacker who threw acid in her face admitting she did it herself "today," threw acid in her face admitting she did it herself "today," september 17, 2010. captions paid for by nbc-universal television
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and good morning, welcome to "today" on a friday morning. i'm matt lauer. >> i'm meredith viera. wild weather here. >> i was in my apartment on the phone, it looked like it was 10:00 at night, it got pitch black, the wind started ed tee. >> it was like coming down in sheets. it was like being in a car wash. >> hurricane force winds ripped roofs off of houses one woman was killed when a tree crashed on to her car. we're going to have much more on this storm and the damage it left behind in just a couple of minutes. a toddler trapped under icy water for more than 20 minutes when he was finally rescued.
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his hearwas not beating. nearly an hour later, he was brought back to life. coming up we're going to meet that boy and talk to his family exclusively. your daughter's a cheerleader and the lyrics to one of the cheers is about booties and tight skirts. imagine your daughter the cheerleader is only 6 years old. what one woman felt about that and what happened to her daughter when that mother complained. but first that sudden and violent storm here in new york. peter alexander is in queens with the latest. >> reporter: good morning to you, it's going to be up to the national weather service to officially determine if a tornado struck new york city. if you push the camera in as the bus passes by, you can see this three story apament building. it was struck by winds late yesterday afternoon that literally peeled off the roof like the top of a sardine can,
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trees and branchs have been littered throughout this neighborhood, power lines knocked down as well. and in this building alone, 24 people were forced to relocate. the violent and fast-moving stor crashed through new york city with little to know warning. >>e had an umbrella turned inside out and we were holding on to the gate for dear life. forget it. i couldn't even catch my brth. >> reporter: in a matter of minutes, neighborhoods were punched by hurricane force winds, uprooting trees and snapping branches. >> i looked up and i saw the rain going -- you couldn't tell which way it was going, just blowing all over, and things were just flying, all the furniture in the bacard was flying. >> reporter: the famed new york skyline looked like gotham city. >> it just got real dark and the wind came down like it was a spaceship literally landing on
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the block and started shaking d the trees and i got scared. >> reporter: dramatic video caught this rare scene, an electrifying bolt of lightning striking close to the statue of liberty. while photos like these turned up on twitter. one woman was killed when a tree fell on her car. officials believehe pulled off a busy highway to try to escape the powerful winds. cars crushed and windshields shattered. the sto paralyzed traffic for hours, local reporters called it the worst congestion they have seen in decades. and with rail lines temporarily shut down, many stranded passengers were left hot, sweaty and frustrated. >> all these people, what aree going to do? how are we going to get home tonight? >> reporter: michael bloomberg hit the streets to survey the damage firsthand. >> whichs unof those things that while it's anct of god, doesn't make it any easier for us. people are concerned, they have
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a right to be concerned. >> reporter: concerned neighbors worked hard overnight, picking up the pieces and sorting through debris. >> i know it was raining very heavily, but i never imagined this. this is not what i expected to come home . >> reporter: take a look at some of these photographs that give you a better understanding of the strength of these storms, the destruction that was left throughout thehree borrows of new york city. brooklyn, squequeens and staten land. throughout new york city, schools will be open "today," students returning to classes. matt and meredith, there was actually a tornado that touched down just in july, just two months ago. before that it had been three years. >> let's hope it's another three years. nbc's peter alexander, thank you very much. it is 7:05 and now it's matt. christine o'donnell following a surprise victory in tuesday's republican senate
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primary in delaware. kelly o'donnell is in washington with details. >> reporter: being the tea party's latest overnight sensation turned one of those get to know your candidates night at a local community center in delaware into a national platform for christine o'donnell and the anti-incumbent movement. they talked about issues like taxes, jobs, immigration and the republican candidate herself. >> it's no secret that there's been a rather unflattering portrait of me painted these days. >> reporter: taking on the elephant in the room, republican senate candidate christine o'donnell acknowledged her image has been battered. >> i'm not counting on the national media to vote for me on november 2, i'm asking all of you to vote for me. >> reporter: her conservative opinions about sex and social issues examined. >> while you mayot agree with me on all of the issues, what i want to do is bring a common sense approach.
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>> reporter: her upset vtory triggered a surge o old quotes going back to the '90s when o'donnell regularly appeared on tv shows advocating abstinence. >> we choose sexual purity in our lives. >> reporter: o'donnell told me this week that could re-enforce her appeal as a political outsider. >> to prove they didn't always want to run for office. you know, i was a pundit, touting my opinions, thinking they would never come back to haunt me. >> reporter: but it did come back at the forum. >> you have taken a strong stance in the past about people's private sexual behavior. what do you think is the role of government in regulating these matters. >> it's personal. >> reporter:'donnell drew a line. >> when i go to washington, d.c., it will be the nstitution on which i base all of my decisions, not my personal beliefs. >>eporter: instead of attack,
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her democric opponent chris coonsrushed that aside. >> i don't think there's any weight in statements we made 20 or 30 years ago. delaware's next senator should be somebody who's prepared, who has concrete ideas. >> our country is going broke, it doesn't take a expert to figure out that we can't continue to spend our way to recovery nor tax o way to prosperity >> reporter: republicans question whether o'donnell is prepared. >> the candidates are very unpredictable, this is what makes republicans nervous. >> reporter: she has never held office and currently has no job, but she claims she can change e president's health care reform. >> uncle sam has no business in the examination room coming between you and your doctor, i would seek to repealhe bill. >> reporter: and one measure of
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the intensity of this campaign isundraising. on primary day she raised about $30,000 since then more than a million dollars. today she'll be saking in washington at the value voters summit. and biden will be in his home state appearing with the democratic candidate "today." >> david gregory is moderator of "meet the press." something interesting goi on here, christine or donnell has been blistered, she's began questioned not only by democrats, karl rove has gone on the attack and as we just heard kelly say in the 48 hours since her primary win, shs raised about a million dollars online. what are we watching here? >> a lot of energy on the republican party and the tea party express, tea party sort of regular brand is behind all of this. that's where this woman is right now, it's anti-establishment,
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it's anti- washington. it reflects government spending too much, being out of control. it's a kind of common sense request, let's change the ways of washington. and she's tapping into that. she's also becoming an underdog now, the more the establishment piles on, the more the democrats piles on, the better she can look. and she did better in that session last night that kelly o'donnell reported on, i've matured on some of the things i said way back then. >> when you look at the profile of the tea party, david, and how it's changed over the course of this primary season, by my count, tea party candidates have claimed six seats, from ms. o'donnell out to alaska. how has the profile of that party changed? >> i think it's just gained strength, the notion of the
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revolutionary part of thearty. it's sweeping away those who are too -- here you have a group of mostly conservative, some independents, buthis is mostly conservative based saying the is conservative party under george w. bush got -- there is a populous aspect to this on views like immigration and personal the role of government. you mentioned sweeping aside some of those republicans associated with the past, how does that impact president obama's strategy where he likes to talk about the upcoming elections and say a vote for republicans is a return to the past. if these are new faces, that strategy doesn't sm to work. >> that's right and that becomes a real problem because whether they are seen as being too extreme, they are still challenging the establishment that's in line with what a lot of people think. the challenge is are they going to fuel the candidates.
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what does it mean for solving e problems that the country faces? >> what's on your radar for sunday, david. >> we're going to talk to former secretary oftate colin powell and former president clinton. >> we'll see you sunday morning, david, thanks. let's get a check of some of the country's top stories. >> good morning, everybody. also in the news "today," eight days after that hug natural gas explosion in california, investigators are still trying to determine just how many people were killed. the coroner's office are examining remains found on thursday. three people are still missing and the discovery could raise the death toll to seven. police say a doctor o was shot and wounded on thursday at johns hopkins university in baltimore is expected to survive. the gunman was the son of an elderly patient who then killed himself and the patient who was
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his moth. the pope was given a welcome in britain, calling on teachers to create trusting safe environments for yng people. stephanie gosk reports from london. >> reporter: the pope reached out to young catholics this morning at st. mary university just outside of london, his message, education. the pope conducted the first of three open air masses late thursday afternoon in glasgow, 65,000 worshippers tk advantage of a rare break in the scottish clouds to welcome the holy father with fanfare. the pope only stopped twice, rolling down windows so the pope could sayello to the smallest of his flock. john paul ii gave the -- the current pope lacks his predecessor's star power and faces one of the most daunting challenges in the church's history, the priest abuse scandal. a subject the pop avoided in
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the first eulogy in his four day visit. the mass concluded with a star turned from scotland's sweetheart suzanne boil. there are reports that boil fainted when she found out she would sing for the pope. the scottish crooner sang flawlessly as the entourage left a cheering crowd behind. stephanie go, nbc news, london. the census bureau reports that poverty in america incread to 14.3% lastear, that is a 15-year high and it means that 4 million people are living below the poverty line. and a toddler is lucky to be alive after he woke up from his nap and crawled on to a busy highway this weekend. take a look at that, a truck driver finally spotted the child and stopped traffic.
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the boy's mother was later questioned but not charged. give that truck driver a medal or at least a pat on thback. >> absolutely. that's wild. thanks very much, stephanie is here for al. >> we have good morning. at this hour we have a partly cloudy skies. 60s in the suburbs and rural areas. it's up near 60. a bit milder near the water. aernoon highs in the 80s. a few clds from time to time and tomorrow mostly sunny, cool in the morning, 50s. afternoon highs in thes.
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on sunday, by mid afternoon, good weather for the skins game. monday into next week each day looking dry inns nbc'sichelle kosinsky is in peru. >> we heard that tv interview from behind bars in which he talks about teaching the prison guardsnglish lessons in his private cell, now denying he knows anything about what happened to natalee holloway. beth holloway hearing this has simply had enough. she went to peru, teamed up with the dutch tv crew got inside that jail and let joran have it. >> i will proceed with every
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understand of energy i have and i'm not going to stop. >> reporter: that was beth holloway five years ago, her daughter had just disappeared in her high school graduation trip to aruba. today beth has kept her promise. has not stopped. this week headed down to the dusty hills outside lima,eru to castro castro prison, to confront joran face to face. beth with a dutch news crew got inside the lockup whereoran is awaiting trial for murder. her attorney says for several minutes, beth holloway did all of the talking, very difficult emotionally for her, telling jon that the united states is still watching him, that whatever happened in peru, he still faces an indictment for extortiohere, that if he knows mething about what happened to natalee, it's time to tell it now, not ten years down the road, but now. and this, her lawyer says is
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what inspired beth's jailhouse visit. joran inn hour-long tv interview behind bars telling a dutch reporter how he's been mistreated. >> people bothering me, lying to me, you name it, anything else. i have a lot of anger because of that also. >> reporter: even admitting to extorting a huge sum of money from beth in exchange for made up information about where natalee's remain are, but then blaming beth and her family. >> they were the ones that just kept contacting me and kept asking for it so i just said, at one point, i thought, okay, you know, i took advantage of the situation. >> reporter: his lawyer says beth told joran directly, she has no hate in her soul for him and then joran handed her his attorney's phone number saying he cldn't talk about it. prison officials realizing this was part of a television taping hustled beth and the group out
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of there. from the start, natalee's mom has taken this case into her own hands. even then in aruba what, confronting joran and his family. >> i still feel that there is a potential for information, the real information to come. >> reporter: on that very same day in peru, student stephanie flores was murdered in joran's hotel room, a trip he financed from the money he took from beth. he's now accused of killing flores, and beth holloway is still searching for those same answers about her daughter, from the same person she started th on day one. and she felt this was her chance, even aruban investigators lately have been in no hurry to go down there and talk to him because they feel he won't tell them anything.
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>> john, good morning to you. >> meredith. >> this came as a total surprise to you as well, she never tol you she was going down to peru? >> she had already been down there a couple days before i ew she was there. >> i think she knew if she asked me what i thought, she might not like the response or i would ask her to think about it a little more. >> you would have advised her not to do it? >> i think she made up her mind to do it and she didn't want to hear anything to the contrary. >> what did she tell you she was going to do there. >> she said she went to see joran, she didn't give me any of the substance of what she was going to talk about, the purpose or how she was going to accomplish this, she just wanted me to know that she was down there so i could get her back if something happened. >> this is a maximum security prison, how did she get in there with a dutch television crew? >> i have no idea. >> you don't know what went on. >> i don't know.
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i know she was in castro castro, she saw joran, she definitely wasn't arrested, nothing was taken from her, it was done without violating any laws or breaking any regulations, but she did it. >> you talked to her since she had that meeting with joran. >> sure. >> obviously you did. what did she tell you about the conversation? >> not much. she's been very guarded, she's down there on a cell phone, i'll certainly talk to her when she gets back, but i do know she saw him, but the substance of the conversation, i can't share right no >> last may you brought $10,000 to aruba as part of an alleged extortion plot. and you came on this broad cast and called him a pathological liar. >> right. >> do you believe going down there u can get anything out of this man? >> i don't think that was her purpose that she was going to get answers, i think it wa more
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to deliver the message that he might be in peru, but she wants to bring natal home. >> could her trip to peru do any damageo that case. >> not at all. it has no iact on it it will have no impact on it. this is just a mother acting on her instincts not trying to think of what the legal iact will be. >> you're not just her lawyer, you're her friend. >> sure. >> as her friend, do you think she did the right thing. >> if that's what he felt she had to do as a mother and this is what's driving her, sure, she did the right thing, she's very deteined, she's very motivated, she's very focused, she loved her daughter dearly and she's being driven from the heart right now and god bless her. >> thank you very much. just ahead, the alleged victim of a brutal attack in washington stateas that she
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actually splashed acid in her own face.
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ahead, a 6-year-old thrown off her cheerleading squad when her parents complained they didn't like one of the cheers. why are you writing your name so much? because grandpa said that our name goes on everything we make. [ male announcer ] tim and richard scker grew up knowing that putting your name on every jar was a guarantee of quality. with a name like smucker's, has to be good.
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good morning. it's 7:26 on this friday, the 17th of september. i'm joe krebs, d in "news 4 today," we're following breaking news on capitol hill. a policeman shot a man just after 5:00. that'setween the raburn office blding and the department of helt and human services. a capitol police spokeswoman said the man pointed the gun tord the officers and that's when they opened fire. the gunman was taken to a local hospital. we'll continue to keep you updated. right now we'll take a break and come back and look
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[ ding! ] drying out on this friday rning. partly clou, we're in the 60s. high today in the low 80s. afternoon highs near 80. aed by milder on sunday. od weather for the skins game sunday afternoon. ashley, how's the traffic now? >> major traffic activity. delays are jammed to get beyond the issue. back to you. we'll have an update on the capitol hill shooting in 25 minutes. now back to the "today" show.
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7:30 now on this friday morning, september 17, 2010. i'm meredith viera alongside matt lauer. and just ahead, what is appropriate for a6-year-old child to say? a michin family voiced concerns about the lyrics used by their daughter's cheerleading squad. here's how it went, our backs ache, we shake our booties from left to right. but instead of changing the cheer, officials removed that little girl from the team. we're going to talk to her and her parents just ahead. a toddler comes back to life after his heart stopped for nearly an hour. he's here along with his family for an exclusive interview. looks like he's doing great. and how would you like to drive 100 miles on a single gallon? we're going to sw you som remarkable cars that can do just
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that. >> we will begin this half hour with a stunning development in that acid attack in washington state. the 28-year-old victim has admitted that she carried out the attack on herself. nbc's kristen welker hashe latest. kristen, good morning. >> reporter: good morning, matt, vancouver police say they got a search warrant to investigate bethy storro's home. they say among other things they found an emotionally fragile young woman, so fragile, she maimed her own face. ms. storro admitted her injuries were self-inflicted. >> reporter:ethany storro, police say, now admitting she burned her own face with acid. >> she is extmely upset, she's very remorseful. in many ways, this is something that just got bigger than what she expected. >> lastonth the 28-year-old
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spoke out shrouded in bandages, painting herself as a symbol of streth in the face of adrsity. >> if anybody knows any information of the girl that did this to me, you know, if we can all come together and help find her. >> reporter: in what seemed like a brave act then, she told the world that an african-american woman with a pony tail whom she didn't know approached her and said, hey, pretty girl, would you like to drink this, before throwing acid in her face. >> once it hitme, i could actually hear it bubbling and sizzling my skin. >> reporter: a dramatic account that quickly raised questions, if acid was town at her, why didn't it splash her neck, why was her face the only thing injured? and then the sunglasses, storro claimed divine intervention, claiming she didn't like sunglasses but bought a pair just moments before the attack. >> about 20 minutes.
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that's jesus, for sure. that's a miracle. >> reporter: a freelance writer said a major red flag for him was when storro pulled out of a scheduled appearance on "oprah." >> she backed out when she suspected she would be asked questions t very same questions i was posing to her. >> reporter: storro isow avoiding all media requests. one of her friends simply posted heart broken on a facebook page, eryone asking one question, why. >> instantly, they become very important, they're the center of a lot of attention. and that feels real good, they get a lot of sympathy, they're usually pretty needy people who are searching for that. >> reporter: ironically, just three days after storro's attack, a mesa, arizona mother had acid thrown in her face, a copycat speculated some. mesa place are still searching
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for that perpetrator, but a different story in vancouver. >> i'm glad there isn't someone out there perpetrating this kind of attack. >> reporter: police say bethany storro is a victim of only one rson, herself. police are still tryg to determine the motive here. once they're finished with their investigation they'll turn the case over to the prosecutor's office who will determine whether or not chargesill be filed. a lot of people in this community are frustrated that an african-american female was painted as a perpetrator here and also frustrated that so many community reurces went toward this. matt? >> kristen welker out in vancouver for us. mmander mar la schuman is with the vancouver police department, commander schuman, good morning to you. >> good morning. >> i don't even know where to start, our hearts went out to this yng ly for the last several weeks, now this stunning turn, it seems as if the pressure was mounting on bethany, when were you sure in
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your own minds that this was not an attack? >>o be honest, we were sure when she told us herself that it was not an attack. obviously tlues were mounting up, as the investigate went forward, things were not coming together well, but until you actually hear it from her own moh that she in fact was the one who inflicted it we'll keep investigating. >> i would imagine as part of this investigation, your law enforcement officials were interviewing people close to bethany, were you hearing any suspicions from them? were you hearing about emotional distress, mental instability, thin like that? >> absolutely not. that was not something that was on the radar screen. her fami, her friends, they were all devastated that this had happened to her, i think it came as a shock to most of them that she was actually in a state of mind and could inflict something like this. >> you mentioned state of mind,
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you mentioned you have spent some time with her, what's h state of mind right now? >> i actually have not spoken to her directly. the detective in charge of this case spent a good a lot of time with her yesterday. i did have the occasion to see her in the offic and she was visibly upset, shaking, crying, very sad, very sad little girl. >> you're a law enforcement official, you're not a psychologist, but let me just ask you, in your opinion, why? why would you risk this kind of physical injury to yourself? would you even try to get your arms around that? >> i think that's the million dollar question, mostf us don't know how anybody could be in that state of mind and inflict what obvious had to be incredibleain upon themselves. >> any chance that she will face charges, i know this has been a drain on the manpower of your department, and a demand on
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resources as well. do you think shel be facing charges. >> we'll handhis over to the prosecuting attorney, there is a chance for all the reasons you stated, this was incredibly expensive and wasted a lot of very valuable resources. >> commander marla schuman out in vancouver this morning. thanks forour time this morning, we appreciate it. >> thank you. let's get a check good morning. we're drying out on this friday morning. live view from the sky watcher camera showing washington under a partly cloudy sky now. only got less than a tenth of an inch around the metroarea.
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but areas to our north got between a half inch to an inch. right now we're drying out all around the region. high today in the low 80s with lots of sunshine. a few clouds from time to time. then tomorrow mostly sunny. s in the morning. afternoons, high 80. good weather for the skins game sunday afternoon. >> and these people threw almost 3,000 miles to make to it the plaza. >> up next, a 6-year-old gets kicked off of her cheerleading team after her parents raised concerns about the lyrics in one of their cheers. they'll tell their story right after this. allergies put me in a fog.
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now to a cheerleing controversy in michigan where a 6-year-old girl has been thrown off her team after her parents complained that one of the cheersas too risque for young girls. good morning to all of you. >> good morning.
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>> jennifer, remind our audience again of the lyrics to this cheer that you found so offensive and the first time that you heard it. >> the first time i heard it was a few weeks ago after my daughter came home from practice and she told me one of the cheers and the lyrics are, our back's fake, we shake our booties from left to right. at that point i was just kind of in shock and right away, the next day i addressed it wit the coach and the general manager of th wolverines. >> what did they say to you. >> at that time the general manager was kindf like, well, we have been doing it they way for years. the coach said she really doesn't have any power, she wod take it to the general manager, she would like me to address it with the general manager, but since she doesn't have any of the power, we'll see what they say. th came back the following day and at that time, shesaid, you know, they have been doing it that way for 20 years t board is
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aware, so you can either have your daughter sit out or that's it. now, she also told me that the cheers were mandated at that time by the association and they were given a list. so i said i'll take it up with your association since you're mandated by them. >> ando youid that? >> i did. i went to the association and the association, the director of cheerleading at that point told me that they're not mon dated, they don't mandate cheers at all and that she would talk to the general manager of the cheerleader for the wolverines. >> sounds like you're going around in circles here, jennifer. >> yes. >> did you ever callnother parent of a child on the cheerleading squad who said we think they're okay? >> the last talk before i had with the general manager of cheerleading we talked to a few of the parents and they didn't like the cheer as well. so i had gone back to the general manager after i had
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talked to the association and i ld -- you know, we told her that se of the parents don't like it and her response was at that time the board was aware, they have been doing this cheer for about 20 years and that was it. and after insinuating that, you know, me and my husband were thinking were kind of pverse in thinking it was incorrect or inappropriate, that's when we got mad. >> so that's when you went to the media? >> after a couple o weeks yes. >> and that's when people got really crazy and you were notified that your daughter was being thrown off the team, out of the leagu and couldn't reapply next year if she wanted to or try out for another league? >> the result was they were going to keep the cheer, the coach could decide whether she does it or not because she does have that power, but ultimately because of the drama that we have created about this, she was going to remove the family from the organization for the year. >> kennedy, honey, do you understand why you're not being
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allowed to cheer anymore? do you like cheerleading? >> yeah. >> you like it? mom, let me ask you, are you going to continue to fight this or at this point is the story over for you? >> at this point, you know, i don't even think that i could continue to fight it. they removed u from the organization, i don't think i have any way to fight that. and at that point, i don't know that i would ever want too backanyway, because if they think it's okay to remove a 6-year-old from the team, i wouldn't want my daughter in that organization anyway. you know, a lot of peopl have reached out, a couple of teams have also reached out as well which is great. and we're talking gymnastics, so i wish they would acknowledge what they did to her was incorrect.
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>> reporter:ou're the parents of two super bowl winning quarterbacks, they don't often play on the same field. but this sunday, they did. is that a source of only pride d excitement or is it also a source of dread? >> all of that. mixed together. >> it's a source of pride and we're very proud of them. we still pinch ourselves. we didn't find this, it was ant plan. we're trying to raise kids not m.v.p.'s in the super bowl, but it happened. we feel very blessed, very proud. >> how difficult is it? forget about the two of them on the same field at the same time, just each time they play, is is a very ngerous sport. w difficult is it to watch your sons play? >> i'm very nervous for them when they play. i mean i don'take that for granted. i each that offensive line every
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night in my prayers that ty protect them so well. i do. >> reporter: turns out he's okay, but initially blood is gushing, multiple stitches, what's your immediate reaction when you see that. >> it broughtack some memories of when she was a lite boy and we have been in that situation before and when we would would get to the doctor, it would be this tiny little thing that needed maybe a half a stitch. so i was kind of hoping it was like that. >> i was downstairs and she was stairs and i was thinking, i hope she's not watching that. >> but of course i was. >> i went up there and said did you s this? >> you get a sick feeling. >> olivia, which of the two is more like his dad? >> i have to say payton over eli. everybody thinks eli is the most like me.
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nobody ever suspects he's like me. i don't know. maybe i don't know where payton came from. >> who's your favorite football player. >> my dad. >> your dad' your favorite football player? you're on the right track, are you going to be a football player when you grow up? payton would have to be a combination, but he is very intense and very focussed and driven, but so were you, you just weren't very vocal, payton is very vocal. >> i tnk a lot of people just see that side of payton when they see him on sundays. but they're thoughtful to their mother and that's the most important thing in my opinion sons can be. >> it was scary when eli took that shot to the head with that helmet earlier in the year. again you can catch the manage showdown sunday night srting with football night in america, that's right here on nbc. >> the toddler brought back from
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at just about 7:56 this morning. 70 degrees. beautiful bright sunshiny morning out here in the nation's capital. we' following sme breaking news from capitol hill at this hour. a capitol police officer shot a money this morning after 5:00 between the ray burnoffice building and the department of helt and human services. the spokeswoman said the man pointed the gun toward the officerand that's when they opened fire. the gunman was taken to a local hospital. we have no word so far on his condition. we do know, thoughthe police will be holding a news conferee in the next few minutes and we'll have an update in 25 minutes. right now we'll take a break and come back and take a look
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have sunsne now. temperatures are near 60s to 70 degrees. highs, low 80s this afternoon. mostly cloudy. mostly sunny tomorrow. 50 in the morning. sunday, partly cloudy into the mid-80s. and, ashley, how's the traffic? >> the gd news is the accident at round one has ben cleared. the outer loop is still jammed up headed toward university boulevard ere a new accident blocks the right side of the road. joe, back to you. >> stay with "news 4."
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8:00 now on a friday morning, it's the 17th day of september, 2010. i thought it was kind of a nice morning out here, but the rain has come back and we have still got a great crowd. we thank them for sticking it out. in fact it's raining a little harder right now. i'm matt lauer, her with meredith viera. coming up with an incredible story. >> he wandered away from his faly's home and fell into a ditch with icy cold water near his family's home. talk about fuel economy? a lot of people want more miles to the gallon. take a look at some of the cars we have on the plaza here. they are prize wners that can get you 100 miles per gallon of fuel. we'll talk about those. >> they look strange. >> a little strange,yes.
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good morning once again, everybody. in the news, police in london investigating a suspected plot to harm the hope have arre-- po arrested five men. meanwhile the pope was greeted by thousands of young student s today and he again referred to the church ase scandal saying teachers must make schools safe places. three hurricanes are swirling around in open waters this morning. karl strengthened to a major category 3 storm, set to roar ashore in mexico "today today. workers are cleaning up after a fierce storm with winds of 100 miles an hour ripped through the city. at least one person was killed when a tree fell on her car.
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and in ohio and west virginia, powerful line of thunderstorms tore through some buildings and may have spaed some twisters there as well. no serious injuries however are reported in either of those two states. after the worst oil leak in u.s. history, that well could be capped for good. the final step will now be to pour mud and cement in it to make the final seal. a fight broke out between police and suspected drug traffickers right inhe middle of a crowded mall. take a look another this, rome's famous coliseum on fire. don't worry, it's not real, as you can probably tell,t's virtual, twortists did it to raise awareness about the fragility of rome's monuments.
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>> by the way, sunday is talk like a pirate day. sunday has to berink like a pirate day. let's get a check of the weather from stephanie abrams. a beautiful friday morning and a good weather for the bluemont fair that's going to be taking place this weekend. the sky thisorning is partly cloudy often the region now.
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we have the sunshine pouring down. we're near 60 to 70 degrees. ts afternoon wel be climbing into the low 80s. tomorrow, 50s. warm in the afternoon. sunday looks like a nice day, aed by milder dry monday into next week. >> happy 75th to the golden eagles, by the way. >> all right, steph, thank you very much. when we come back, the toddler who came back toife when his heart stopped for nearly an hour. we'll meet the whole family right after these messages. hey ! cholate, vanilla, or strawberry ? chocolate ! chocolate it is ! yeah but i'm new too. umm... he's new... er... than you. even kids know it's wrong to treat new friends better than old friends. at ally bank we treat all our customers fairly. with no teaser rates...
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back now at 8:08 with a medical miracle. a toddler brought back to life after he spent more than 20 minutes under water and his heart stopped beating for nearly an hour. that's him, exclusively alo with his family, a very grateful family. we're going to talk with them in a moment. >> reporter: he's just a little under 2 years old, in fact his birthday is next week, he almost never made it. while on a fourth of july family
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vacation in gunnison, colorado, he wandered away unseen. >> absolutepanic, i was crying so hard i couldn't even run anymore. >> reporter: just a few hundred yards from the family cabin was an eirrigation ditch. a relative found gore, pinned to the rocky bottom. he had been under water almost a half an hour. his grandfather, a retired orthopedic surgeon started cpr. >> he looked like somebody who was dead, and that's what he was. >> after nearly an hour, doctors finally got gore's heart beating again. but by the time he was flown to the medical center in denver, doctors gave him a 1% chance. >> h near death was he?
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>> he was as close as they come. >> reporter: there's one element th the colorado rockies give to almostvery drop of water that rolls out of them that in this case was potentially life ving, the water was cold. gore's temperature had dropped to just 87 degrees. his body was almost hibernated. so in a last ditch effort, doctors decided to keep him that way, stone cold in hopes of protecting his brain. >> so they pumped it's cd lick quids into him. >> for two day, they sat huddled by his bedside, frozen themselves from fear. >> is he going to be brain dead? is he going to wake zblup after two days, doctors slowly warmed him up and gore came back to life. >> all i really ever hoped for was to be able to holhim again and here he was wakin up. he was rushed in for an mri,
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and the results shocked everyone. >> it came back no abnormali abnormalities, not one thingal thing in h brain mri that was wrong. >> reporter: since then he's dergone almost every test imaginable. s it the cold. >> there's no way of knowing if that had anything to do with his remarkable recovery. it's promising, but we don't know that for sure. >> gore didn't understand all the fuss when he walked out of the hospital that day. for him it was just the end of a big adventure, for his family, it was faith renewed. lee cowan, nbc news, denver. >> and the family is with us exclusively, dave and amy along with gore and his older brother and sister, ryan and kerry, good morning to all of you. a look at gore now, it's truly amazing me. it must be to you as well. he seems absolutely fine. he's been wandering all over the set. >> he's absolutely perfectly the
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same little boy that he was the morning of july 6 before the accident. >> does he have anyemory of it at all? >> no. >> nothing? >> no. all he wanted to do is go back and get in the irrigation ditch when we went back to the cabin. >> take us back, this was july 5? >> july 6. >> that moment when the panic set in for you, you had been bathing t other two children and you look and he's not there, he's not in the house. >> i had bathed all three, and put his pama shirt on and maybe walked back in to get his pants or something and walked back out and said where's gore? and within a few minutes, ran to theorch and saw that the screen door had been unlatched and knew he had left the cabin and i just went into an absolute panic and started looking for him and running around and screaming and immediately all
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the family that was there jumped in and started helping uslo. >> and eventually found him in this irrigation ditch. you had gone back to denver to work. you get a phone calfrom your mom, what does she sayo you. >> annie's mom called and she was very difficult to understand. she was hysterical and said that gore had fallen in the irrigation ditch, tha amy's dad had been working on him, but it may be too late and i immediately cled a couple of frnds from church and asked them to pray for two things, one a miracle and two peace for my wife. >> and when he got to the hospital, the doctors are not holding out much hope at l? >> it was 15 minutes when they got him to the hospital that they got his heart started again. >> 10 to 15 minutes, they got his heart started and then after
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we arrived at children's in denver, it was less than 1% chance they gave. >> so this thing, the experimental treatment that they tried on tried on him, they said they were going to start pumping these cold fluids into his body, what was going through your mind? >> please do everything you can. and that's what t doctors communicated to us, they wanted to give gore every chance they could. they weren't optimtic that it would do anything at all, but because it was in this experimental phase. >> did you think you were going to lose him? >> i thought i had lost him. i thought that for almost an hour that he was dead. >> and so when they started to warm him up and you saw movement in his body, what was that like, that moment when you realized, my son is back? >> absolutely -- we know that a lot of prayers had been
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answered. it was just complete and total relief. a lot of people started praying for him and that's what we said, we needed a miracle. >> is that what you believe this was, a miracle. >> absolutely. >> 100%. >> we want to give credit to everybody that worked o him that day, did everything they needed to do and they all did an amazing job. but ulmately, we know that it was all the prayers and we know that it was, you know, god healing him, truly. that's what it was going to have to be. >> good luck keeping a leash on him now, he is ready to go. thank you smuch, and we're so glad that the outcome is what it was, that your little boy is fine. we're back right after this. ♪ ♪ [ feme announcer ] the best way to tell how great you look is in your jeans.
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private life never giving a single interview about why he left football to join the army. when he walked away from his multimillion dollar nfl contract to join the elite army rangers, pat tilmon became the most famous inlisted man in the american armed forces. tilmon became a story of myth logical proportions. movie star handsome and fueled by a patriotism and a sense of post-9/11 dutye refused to talk about. he received the silver star and praise from a commander in chief who was waging a war that needed heroes. >> corporal tilmon asked for no special attention. he was modest because he knew there was many like him making their own sacrifices.
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>> reporter: but within wks it was lened he had been killed by friendly fire i tragic burst of confusion. as the director tells the story, the cover-up needed the operation oftilmon's fellow soldiers. >> they told me you need to keep your mouth shut about it, i was told your career's on the line. >> reporter: and plausible deniability up the chain of command. still the whole story was slow to unravel. most of the physical evince from the incident had disappeared and no commanders took responsibility for concocting the original story. in 2007, almost exactly three years to the day aft tilmon's death, his family appeared before a congressional committee to say the myth makin and the cover-up during the controversial war were equally political in nature. >> revealing that pat's death -- and alternative narrative had on the constructed.
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>> the documentary's director says it's hard for any film not to have -- you'll get the verdict on his version from movie goers and from tilmon's family. >> pat tilmon's mother is with us now. mrs. tilmon, good morning to you. >> good morning, thank you for having me. >> it's our pleasure, i'm curious, for those people, let's say that there are people who don't know anything about this story. if they sit down and watch this documentary, do they get the whole truth and nothing but the truth? >> well, they get the truth in the sense that the fm tells what they know based on documents, based on what we have heard. in terms of getting the truth as to exactly what happened, we don't have the answers for that. and so the film is just presenting information that we actually have.
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>> you have been relentless in your pursuit of the truth, what are the major discrepancies that have been cleared up in the making of this film? >> well, it doesn't so much clear up discrepancies, as point out the discrepancies in a much more visual way, obviously. for the blic to understand. this isn't just a family who's grief stricken becau their loved one was killed by friendly fire, friendly fire is a part of war, it's a reality of war, and we're quite aware of that. this is a film to point out that the military and the government deliberately covered up what happened to pat in order to use him as a propaganda tool to promote the war. >> and as you try to unravel this mystery, this is something that is damaging, embarrassing to the governme, to the military, so it's not like people were bending over
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backwards to help you re. as you went about this mission, di you ever think, my god, this is my own government, this is our own military, why are they treating me like an outsider >> yeah, i felt that all the time. but i want to make it very clear that, you know, pat's situation isn't an isolated one,that's why the film and the message is so important. the government, the miliry, they -- this is a systemic problem, i mean soldiers' deaths are lied about on a regular basis and have been for years. but i think that, you know, pat ving a public persona, gives us voice to bring that to the forefrt and i think we would be negligent if we didn't. >> so obviously the damage can never be repaired to your family. so what is your hope for the future? >> well, i think that the film
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serves as an educational piece, as i said. if this film prods someone to come forward to give information that we don't have, that would be good, of course, but i think the film is just an educational piece for the public, so they can see that we need to be vigilant as a society. soldiers lose their voice and we are their voice once they enlist and we have to take responsibility. >> dannie, thank you so much for joining us this morning, we appreciate it.
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8:26 is your time now. 73 deges. high clouds overhit. another nice day. tom will have your forecast right after the news. good morning. i'm eun yang. we're following a story from capitol hill. a capitol officer shot a man near the intersection of 2nd and c street near the rayburn office building. the gunman was taken to a local hospital. no word on his condition. we'll take a break. we'll have your weather and traffic when we come back a.
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good morning. partly cloudy now. highs in the low 80s. this dry trend continuing through the weekend. on saturday near 80 with lots of sunine. mid-08s sunday afternoon. as we get into monday, mostly sunny with highin the 80s. the dry pattern continues into the end of the week. highs in the 80s through wednesday and thursday. >> we'll have anotherupdate for you in 25 minutes. back to the "today" show after this short break. we'll see you then.
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8:30 now on this friy morning, september 17, 2010. rain still rolling through new york city. just ahead, imagine being buried aliv with just a few tools to try and free yourself. that's the terrifying premise of theew movie "buried" with ryan reynolds. he's here to tell us all about this film straight ahead. another intense topic that
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maybe we have with our children is given the economy, how do we talk to our kids about money and is it okay to scare our kids? that question has been raised by jean chatzky,ne of our favorite experts around here. and some of the cars of the future. not only do they look good, but each car gets you more than 100 miles per gallon of fuel. d youl start seeing these things on the road in the not too distant future. and just to our left, let's say hello to jack shepard, one of the stars. nice to see you. >> it's a wonderful show. thank you. >> you play opposite laura graham, peter krause and many others, what's the dynamic like on that set? >> it's a riot, there's so many of us on the show, we have to park in another studio. it's really fun because there's so many cast members, you get to
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work, oh, i get to see craig t. nelson "todatoday and i hen't s him in more than a week. >> the comic relief of this crowd. >> comedian slash sex symbol. >> how do you like that? >> it's great, that' the role i played in my family growing up. i think all middle children are charged with -- don't let my size fl you. so, yeah, i fit right into the braverman clan. >> so you're working with children. u seem to be particularly good working with children. >> yes, because i don't listen a lot. so i'm able to deal with 12 hours of the same question over and over again. but it's great. the kid i work with, tyree is great, fun, and really a blast. >> friday is flattery day here
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on the "today" ow. want to say that your mother that's coming up, the freebie that's coming out. >> i'm in town with angeliqua, you can meet me. >> on tuesdays at 9:00 central. parenthood. >> let's get a cck of the weather from steph. >> we're down here at the end of the plaza, we have four college roommates who are celebrating thei40th birthday.
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we continue to dry out after the overnight rain, and as we look at the live view from our sky watcher camera, we have streaks of high cloudiness and a blue sky on this friday morning and temperaturesaround the region are in the 60s to near 70. we'll climb into the low 80s later this afternoon. tomorrow, mostly sunny. afternoon highs near 80. sunday, partly cloudy, a bit milder. good weather for the skins game. monday into next week, the dry pattern continues each day near 80 degrees. and we have more birthdays, triplets here. take that thing off, put on your headband, happy birthday. let's celebrate more birthdays with wilrd scott down in d.c. hey, willard. >> i mean the whole month of september, fall is almost here. unbelievable.
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and time flies, happy birthday, take a look. beautiful alma matthews. washington, d.c., our hometown. lives independently and is a member of the child community and she delivers food to senior citizensod love her. we have paul dreibelbis. takes care of his 89 acre farm and attributes longevity to exercising mentally and spiritually. two good ones. rose zorn, 100 years old, exercises on the elliptical. that wld break any neck. every single day does that, loves cross word puzzles. take a look, excuse me, i'm going to cough here. and we have joseph waroguier.
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he's 101, a retired real estate agent. he's known for making the best wine in the whole state of ohio. and lillian carpenter, west greenwich, rhode island, 105 years old. and we have laura dory, williamsville, new york, started a beauty shop and started oil painting when she was 60 years old. >> all right, willard, thank you ve much. when we come back, actor ryan reynolds will talk to
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rn miller had a fast ride to a-list fame in the hit movie "the proposal." in his new mov "buried" he plays a contractor in iraq who wakes up buried with just a flashlight and cell phone to try and save his life. >> my name is paul, i'm an american citizen from michigan. i'm a civilian truck driver. i have been taken hostage anywhere in iraq. i need $1 million by 9:00 tonight or i'll be left to die here in this coffin that i'm buried in. >> ryan reynds, why. we're going to stick you in a coffin for 90 minutes? >> yeah, i read the script and it was probably the most
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terrifying script i ever read not because people were chasing me and there were any special effects. it's just one guy in a coffin, you never leave the coffin and you can't help but think what would i do? it's just an incrediblestory. >> it's very disturbing emotionally. here you are in this coffin, you say you have the lighter, you ha the flashlight and you have the phone and that's about it. and there's a snake in there? >> that does happen at one poin itas incredible director rodrigo cortez, it was sort of a modern day hitchcock film. >> there's a fire in the coffin as well? >> yeah, this guy goes through the full gamut of emotions and challenges you could ever imagine in this very, very small space. but this director found a way to marry this incredible narrative
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challenge to this incredible technical challenge. >> you suffered cuts bruises. >> you burned your fingers on a lighter? >> yeah, i emerged skinless from the coffin by the end. but that stuff was really all before the war. to sit there with an audience and watch them at a perfect 45-degree angle? >> do a lot of people want to watch the film? >> the next thing we knew the movie created sundance to an incredible reaction and it's just been like a snowball since. it's just been building and building. >> have you had any residual feelings from this? i'm very klaaserphobic so this would mess me up for a while.
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>> even elevators, elevators are starting to feel more like large glass sweaters to me. >> it's very, very exciting, were you a fan of tha comic book as a kid. >> i knew the log line. i kind of knew the basics of it. but i won't pretend that i was always a fan of it at all. but when i dove into that universe, it's basically kind of the star wars of the d.c. universe. it was just a huge world to jump in. >> i want you to explain what you said, you said filming in new orleans in the summer in that outf was like shooting an entire movie inside alec baldwin. what did that mean? i have been trying to imagine what that means. >> can't believe somebody pulled that quote out of the interview. >> you said that. >> i did say that, but i just
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watched the departed and it was the mos intense portrayal of anything i had eve seen. i thought thiis what new orleans feels like, it's like shooting in his aorta. >> are you shooting another film with sandra bullock? "most wanted"? >> there's not even a script yet, but we both would love to do it. >> so you'll do it? >> yes. >> "buried" opens in select theaters. why is travel these days about what you give up
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message to children. home run new book called "not your parents' money book." i don't think there's ever a time that could be csidered too early to start putting these thoughts on your kids minds. what's the age appropriateness of this book? >> this book is for middle school aged kids who typically don't get this education in school and rely on their parents to give it to them and sometim parents don't know what tosay. >> parents in a recent survey say they do talk to their children about finances are they ging the wrong messages or are theyometimes so influenced by their own financial situation that it's not clear? >> i think it's a little bit of both and what we learned from the economic crisis is that even parents sometimes don't have a grip on the very basic information that kids told me that they want to know. >> what were the concerns on their minds? >> they really are very practical, they want to know, how much money am i going to need to live independently? how do i earn that much moy?
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how do i get more money "today" was a big question on their mind and the book includes all of those things. >> i think lot of people worry if we put too much emphasis on money. there's a part in the book i want to ask you about. you tell kidsf they don't have money, they'll probably be pretty miserable. you might not be able to see the doctor, you might live somewhere that's not convenient to your works or school, and nights out and trip to the malls and vacation will be new and far between. you're saying wake up kids, and that's a tough lesson at an early age. >> our kids need to understand the reality that they have to go to work, they have to make a decent livg and they have to spend less than they make in order to have enough money to do the things they want. >> so let's say you're my parent and i'm in middle school. so what is the dialogue we need to have? what are the things you need to talk to me about? >> you need to talk about how much things cost o a regular basis, monthly bills are very imrtant.
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>> you lay out the monthly expenses? >> you absolutely can, but i would do it one at a time. your kids probably have a cell phone but probably have never seen the bill. go through it line by line and ask th what could they do to help you spend a little bit less. >> there's a lot of parents in this country that are hurting right now, one or both parents may be unployed, how honest do you be with your kids without scaring them to death? >> you want to reassure them that they will be okay. they know you're stressed, even if you haven't come right out and tell them. one of theeasons that i worked on a national money night conversation that you can have with your kids and we have got conversations up for free on the website on money nht.com. >> when you get to high school students, you really need to sit down and talk to them about expenses for college. what a great opportunity to talk about finances.
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>> because many kids do not understand how much of the college cost they will be asked to bear. and it's important t give them that information before they go and borrow. kids are coming out of school with about $20,000 in student loan debt these days. they then have to pay those bills. >> and finally, one exercise in the book, you want parents to discuss with their children and get the children to tell them whether they consider themselves to be spenders or savers, why is that so important? >> it's important that you understand how to be a saver i even if you feel inside that you're a spender. it's the most important thing a parent can teach area kids. >> if you have a fine age e tee needs to learn about finances, go to the website and jean might work with you. and how far can a car go on a single gallon of fuel?
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man: we ne a sofa. something i can stretch out on! woman: ooh... that will go with those lampsmy mot. or we could get some new lamps. or we could get no sofa. negotiating, eh? you got it! how about a nice home for our tv? how about doors to hide that drive-in theater? how about a cowhide rug? yee-haw! and the snacks? get their own place. let the marathon begin!
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a couple o years ago, a -- hundred miles or more on a single gallon of fuel ande're revealing the winners of the progressive automotive x price contest. good morning. hundred miles on a single gallon
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of fuel, how big an achievement is that? >> huge, considering that the white house is pushing u to get 35 miles to the gallon on average by 2013. >> the cars we're going to see, do they travel 100 miles on a single gallon of fuel because you have to be 35 pounds in other words to dri them? >> they're very light. it looks kind of futuristic on the inside, made with alabama -- aluminum. >> the wave 2. >> that runs on what? >> that runs on e-85 rhett noll. >> this gets 171 miles equivalent per gallon. there's even space in the trunk. >> we want to mention, one of
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the criteria, they have to be able to make these things. >>absolutely. >> and lyon is out of charlotte, north carolina. two passenger. >> two passenger, top speed? >> i don't know the exact top speed, but it's going to take care of you on the road. >> highway drivable? >> highway drivable, definitely. top speed, you wan 200 miles on the highway. >> this is more of a motorcycle than a car. >> it is a motorcycle, it's the e tracer. this islectric and it gets the equivalent of 197 miles per gallon. the equivalent of that because it's electric. what you're looking at here is technology, and there are some of these already on the road in europe. in the future, this is what is possible. >> because they have to make these cars so light or these motorcycles so light, what's the safety element here. >> they've got to be crash worthy. and this has all the safety
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features that you would have if you were on the roads in europe. here in the u.s.? they have go to through a lot of testing to see that. >> real quickly, i want to mention ese people. these are the team leaders. oliver kutner, ron servinnd ron reger. we can be doing more of this in the near future. >> technology here, slowly getting incorporated into our cars every day. >> and if these guys can accomplish 100 gallons or more, why can't this goal of 35 miles per gallon be achieved in the near future. >> absolutely. >> cool cars and motorcycles, thank you very much. we are going to be back with much or of "today" on a friday morning, but first, these messages and your local news and weather.
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8:56 is your time now on this fray, september 16. i'm eun yang. we're following a developing story. a capitol police officer shot a man near the rayburn office building and blocks from the capitol. a capitol spokeswoman said a man pointed a gun toward the officers an that's when they opened fire. the gunman was taken to the local hospital. no word yet on his condition. we'll take a break. ♪
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good morning. a beautiful september morning. partly cloudy now. temperatures at the mid morning time frameow reaching he low and mid 70s. a beautiful morning under way. during the afternoon we'll peak in the low to mid-80s. mostly clear tonight. 50s tmorrow morning. sunshine, partly cloudy on
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sunday, mid-80s. now how's the traffic. >> along 95 things hav cleared out and 66. the only line is head twargd the capital beltway. it's still very heavy headed toward silver spring, butno problems from 270 into virginia. eun, back to you. >> thank you. we'll have another news update for you in 25 minutes. for now ck to the "today" show after this short break.
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we're back now with more "today" on a friday morning, it's the 17th day of september, 2010, it was raining out here just an hour ago. now there's clouds in the sky and from what we understand it's going to be a beautiful day. and a beautiful weekend for these nice people who stopped by to viz it the. >> we just had some major storms that rolled through yesterday afternoon, did a lot of damage, actually one person was killed. we'll talk more about that in a second. meantime i'm matt lauer along with natalee morales. an amazing story out of washington state where this young la claims a total stranger walked up to her and said hey, beautiful lady, d you want to drink this and when she said no, she threw the acid on
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her. now she admits she did it to herself. >> and the emotional despairhe seems to be going through. are you looking for a good deal on ahome? now they be the time? now we're looking at homes that are under $400,000 from a florida gated community to a quiet escape nestled in the nines of arizona. but what if what you're in the market for is a luxury vacation, now is the time to get packing and whether you want to lounge by the pool or go to a more exotic escape, perhaps morocco, we're going to show you some world class hotels that are offering greateals right now, but you do have to act fast. if you have the flexibility, it's a good time to travel. >> let's go inside, ann's standing by at the news desk with a check of the headlines.
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in a developing story this morning, five men are under arrest in london as police investate a suspected plot to harm the pope. police are also searching locations throughout the city acting they say on a tip. meanwhile the pope was warmly welcomed by thousands of children "today." he again referred to the church abuse scandal which has made even his visit controversial. encouraging words from defense secretary robert gates on thursday. he said the military surge in afghanistan appears to be working. there has been a rash of kidnappings, the taliban has vowed to disrupt the vote. in a stunning turn about, that washington state woman who claimed that someone threw acid in her face is now admitting she did it toherself. police say bethany storro did it to hself and is very remorsabremors remorsef remorseful. arged with a lie.will now be
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meantime the actor who peared in the film "the 40-year-old virgin" could spend the rest of his life in prison after being convicted of attacking hiss girlfriend with a knife. >> he sat motionless as the verdict was read. >> we the jury in the above entitled cause fal the defendant guilty of the crime of atmpted murder. >> he was found guilty of the attempd murder of kendra bebe and assault with a deadly weapon. the trial was filled with dramatic system, claiming he was flailing wildly with a knife. >> kind of like this. >> trying to defend himself from an attack by maldanado when he stabbed bebe several times. kendra bebe broke down on the stand when she described the knife attack. >> i saw this flash of silver anhe goes, bang, bang, bang, so i screamed at the top ofy
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lungs, like help, help, 911, call 911, he's killing me. >> his most prominent role as an actor was at the character haziz in "the 40-year-old virgin." but prosecutors say it was his acting that sealed his fate. >> he certainly doesn't deserve an oscar for his performance in this courtroom. his testimony s absolutely unbelievable. >> after the verdict bebe was relieved saying no one wins with domestic violence. >> he is scheduled to be sentenced on november 18, george lewis, nbc news, los angeles. >> and a big honor "today" for britain's prince william. he is graduating as a fully certified search and rescue military helicopter pilot. the prince calls it an honor to serve with the royal air force.
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it is now four minutes past the hour, we've got much needed in overnight. good morning. not much. it fell around the metro area
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only a tenn't of an inch. farther north and west, there wasmore. looking off to the west, we do have high clouds drifting over. sunshine through those high clouds, warming us into the 70s now. it's 74 at the national airport. afternoon high in the low to mid-80s with a partly cloudy sky. tomorrow, morning low 50s. sunday,ed my sunday afternoon. >> natalee, over to you. this morning on "today's" real estate. great homes for under 4$400,000. our tour guy, real estate contributor barbara corcoran. beautiful homes, let's get right to them. saraso sarasota, florida, you found a home for just under $300,000, it's got a gated community. >> and sarasota is world famous for its art scene and itlso
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has 35 miles of white sand beaches. this is a big family home in that gat community and it includes the pool, the central pool, fitness center and tennis courts. here's gat shot of the kitchen, it has gleaming marble counter tops. just a nice, easy to maintain kitchen. they have a living room als in here, wait, let me talk about that dining room right there. that dining room is open and spacious, it's a little bit too wiry furnitu for my taste, but there's plenty of space and you can do it up how you want. look how big that bed is, can you imagine how big theoom is? it makes tt big window look like a miniature window. it's not, don't be fooled, it's just the furniture. here's a shot out back and you have a full half mile before you even see your neighbors. is that land going to stay vacant and what's their plans for building up? >> and we're going to head to
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bashersville, wesvirginia, and we're looking at a home priceded at $79,000. is. >> the real estate double hasn't even hit this small town. tens from huntington. there's a beautiful kitchen, everything there is new, it's had a gut novation. you can't really put another penny in that kitchen. >> stainless steel appliances. >> i love those bar stools as well. the master beooms, each of them are huge, high ceiling and great molding and the meticulousness of this house from top to bottom can't be beat. >> it cane beat with that porch, though, right. >> that's a party porch if i ever saw one. you have the barbecue grill and a great lovely backyard to look at. >> collierville, tennessee.
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>> you remember the company where that guy made a term paper and got d, a terrible grade? what a mistake that was. this was in the best school district that's the good news about this house. it a big old scare stone house and all the rooms are nice and big and square. there's the living room, it showcases the two windo you saw and the fireplace. i think the dining room really pops with that crimson paint. here's an interesting view of the kitche you can see everything just in one quick look, you can see the appliances are new, the counter tops are new. a i think the floors look great, this is a beautiful house and if you can see out back, there's so many pictures, there's an extra room that is used as an office and there's the backyard, and an easy to maintain yard. >> beautiful kcurbs appeal as
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well. this is a beautul house at $389,000, two bedroom, mid century home, and it's been recently restored. >> youon't want to judge that house by it's cover. it's very zen like for deep in the middle of the woods glen acres is a town that everybody loves. there's the living room, i think it's peaceful, quiet, not to everyone's taste, some people like a little bit more trim and coziness. it's just a beautiful spot to call home. i think t views out every window are not to be beat. there's trees out every window and there's that little pond out the window that's in need of just a few goldfish. >> our last home in phoenix, arizona, a home for just under 400,000 dl$400,000 and you'reet
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lot of home for that price. >> people love phoenix, the fiesta bowl, the rock 'n roll marathon, the phoenix open, and the scottsdale horse show. this is a big living room with the adjacent dining room. there's another archway back to the left that joins the den as well. the kitchen, that just feels like oenix, the colors are right. it seems easy. so the master bedroom, the's one, but there's a few more to look at. they're all similar in size, that's your little private oasis in the desert, right in your own backyard. >> that would be a nice one to move into. barbara corcoran, thank you very much. how to kp your home stain free so your rugs and furniture can last for years to come. during cold and flu season. that's why we started a miion for health.
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this morning on "today's" travel, luxury hotels at lower prices, a five star resort doesn't have to break the bank. in fact there are a few big name hotels tt have some amazing deals right now, but only for a limited time. kate, good morning. 6. >> good morning. >> the price ranges for booking one of these expensive luxury rooms can be pray outrageous. >> it can start at $300 a room, and sky's the limit. if you want the penthouse sweet, it could be thousands. >> this might be kind of a last chance for us to get deals because. >> i think so, theravel
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industry is looking a lot brighter so as you say, this might be your last chance. >> some of the things you think we might want to consider looking, you're looking atan juan. >> puerto rico. you don't need a passport to get to puerto rico. >> something callea piece of mind special. >> $170 a night. you buy two nights, you get the third free. ritz carlton, known for its wonderful service. it only 3 1/2 hours from new york, jetblue had flights from under $300. so you can do it for a long weekend pass. >> if you want to go overseas, really get out of town, there's great deal >> it's a company wide deal actually, it excludes america and europe. so you're going to have to go to morocco, you can go to buenos ares in argentina.
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th great thing about the hotels is they really are not big corporate hotels, they reflect their natural surroundings. so in ro . >> and yet all these hotel rooms, we talk about these deals, aree talking smaller prices, $300 a night. >> under $300 a night. they start around $175. >> if you want to stay close to ho, orlando, the orlando resort has something from the waldorf astoria who tell. >> this is oside of new york city, it's pretty new, it's connected to the disney resorts. but you don't have to go there. orlando, great destinatn, especially at the moment as it gets a bit colder. you can go whale watching, you can go daytona beach, you can go to the everglades, it's a great place to go. >> i can't believe this is under $300. >> marvelous service, great pool.
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>> and another of our favorites, and a real luxury brand and we're talking about las vegas property. if you like vegas, but you don't want to chime of the slot machine, this has a wonderful spa, wonderful design and great shopping there. >> the best deal on your list? $59 a night. >> $59 for a westin. if you really want to go a long way, go to thailand for its wonderful beaches, now is your chance. this hotel is brand spanking new, opened on the first of august, and this is their introductory rate. wonderful beaches, great pools. >> do you have to book a certain number of rooms? what's the catch on that? >> they wan people to go there because it's brand-new, so g there while you k. >> meantime in atlantic city, the taj mahal. you have some deals throughout this fall?
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>> atlantic cit is about to get a lot of attention because of boardwalk empire the hbo series starts airing on sund. it's 2 1/2 hours from new york and the property there has risen from $89 a night. if you book a week in advance, they give you an extra 10% off. and more than one night, they give you 15% of atlantic city is getting a reputation for its restaurants. you can walk along the boardwa and take in the sea air. >> coming up next, putting healthy food to the test. we're going to show you which products are the best in the market. and al coming up a little bit later, you've got a world class beauty in one of the world's first supermodels, we're talking about imon stopping by after mess messages. the bubbles do the cleaning.
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9:26 is your time now. 74 degrees. looks like we're having another nicday. tom will have your forecast right after t ne. good morning. i'm eun yang. we're following story from capitol hill. just after 5:00 an officer shot a man near 2nd and c street near the rayburn office building, blocks from the catol building. the man pointed a gun toward the officers and they opened fe, saying they were in fear for their lives. the gunman's name who was not released has been taken to the hospital. no word on his condition. we'll take a break. we'll have your weather and traffic when man: we need a sofa. something i can stretch out on! woman: ooh... that will go with those lamps my mother gave us. or we could get some new lamps.
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a beautiful september morning in the way of overnight rain. tempatures highs in the low to mid-80sith a partly to cloudy sky. near 80 tomorrow afternoon. and a mild sunday afternoon. partly cloudy, mid-80s. how's the traffic? >> still very slow. a tough ride. new hampshire avenue as you head around toeorgia avenue and silver spring. over to springfield, southbound 95, roeldwork agai today. so far, so good. back to you. >> steve, thank you. we'll be back in 25 minutes with another local news update, but back to the "today" show after this short break.
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♪ and we're looking into the grammy awardinning members of the ban the rue 5. it's safe toy say their dreams of rock 'n roll stardom have come tr. d they're going to be here to play live in convert next week here on "today."cvert ne week here on "today."ert next week here on "today." >>hey have great. >> coming up in this half hour, we're going to be talking about advise that everyone can probably use. we're talking about how to remove stains from everything. >> even if you don't have kids >> from wt goes on your
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carpet, to furniture, fingerprints on your walls. we have got some expert advice on how to keep everything looking spic and span. >> just want to take a look at this home. also ahead, if you're trying to save on calories, but you don't want to skimp on taste, we're going to check out food picks from breakfast cereal to yogurt. >> good morning, guys, coming up, we're going to talk about the untold story of war, it's been nearly a decade since troops entered afghanistan. but while the military is off at war, theiramilies have been at home. i'm going to take you to ft. bragg where army wives are trying to keep it gether. andhat lurks, from kitchens to cams, doorknobs to computers, a breeding ground for bacteria, what is really lurking
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in and around your house. i'm not sure you really want to know this. what's old is also what's new ain, more and more tv stars from the '70s and '80s now making their way back to the small screen, we're going to find out why a little bit later. >> let's do that wide shot one more time. we're really wanting to know what this weekend is going to be like. good morning.,[q)umq past . our temperatures are hitting the mid-70s. we've got lots of sunshine. live view from the sky watcher camera looking toward the west. temperaturesow into the low to
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mid-70s throughout most of the area. # 4 in washington. highs low to mi80s. a bit cloudy. cooler on satury. after a cool start, afternoon highs near 80. plenty of sunshine. partly cloudy sunday. good weather for the skins game sunday afternoon. dry into next >> and i want to thank dennis for making us all feel very old. the '80s wer what, 30 years ago? >> 30 years ago. and let's go with the wide shot one more time. coming up next, a man is lucky enough to be alive after a grizzly bear attack. we'll tell you why these kinds of attacks are on the rise. that's cing up right after this. [ female announcer ] kids who don't eat breakfast
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this morning on "today's" call of the wild, the point of the mighty grizzly, with recent attacks by bears making headlines. msnbc science and environmental expert jeff corwin took aloser look at the fate of the iconic creatures. >> reporter: when jerry ruth retired from his job as a policeman in marylan moving to the wyoming frontier was a dream come true. last summer his dream became a nightmare. >> you're out with your friends, you're exploring this incredible country looking for elk, but an elk isn't what you found? >> i remember a brown blur and a growl. and then the next thing was a big fur blanket over my head and the sound of my bones crushing in my face. >> reporter: jerry was attacked by a grizzly bear. the be encounter that jerry had was catastrophic, the man's so lucky to be alive. but this is the place where he was attacked. and this is high dert, it is not bear country, why are we
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"toda today finding grizzly bears here. >> we're seeing bears in areas we typically haven't seen them. >> reporter: mark has been capturing and relocating grizzlies for 20 years. this year he and his team have captured more bears than ever befo. the mighty grizzly bear once on the brink of extinction is now recovering, that's the good news, but today, these incredible creatures are running out of wilderness and they're wandering into what is now human territory. buy was this bear tra eped toda. >> this bear was frequenting this ranch housing compound, almost every night for on and off f about a week. >> just look at this. i mean it's just amazing. look at those claws a those canine teeth can easily crush
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some bone. i assist a team in taking care and blood samples. they'll be used to checkhe animal's health and genetic history. he'll also be fitted with this radio tracking collar. >> he's been collared, you've got your data, your information, what happens next? >> i think we have a good release site west of the tetons. we'll more for him and see what he does. hopefully he returns to being a wild bear. >> reporter: it's not just a matter of changing bear behavior, but changing human behavior, a lson jerry ruth has learned very well. >> bears have every right to be here as do. i've got to learn to live in bear habitat, that's just something i have to do. >> and jeff corwin is here with us, good morning to you. are there any steps that people who do live in bear country can take in order to avoid an attack of a grizzly? >> excellent question, it was an
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amazing experience to be able to shadow the wyoming game and fish ashey're out there on the front lines trying to save both people and bears. but there's some common sense things people can do. if you have pets, simply by keeping your pet food in, if you leave itut on the porch. chances are a wandering bear may find his way into trouble by taking advantage of that food source. looking up your garbage, if you have livesto and keeping your listock protected in electric fencing, all these things make a difference. let's say you're vacationing in yellowstone national park, by simply clapping your hands as you make your way up the trail, if there's a bear there, you give that bear an opportunity to escape. simple steps can prevent a potential catastrophe when bear and human beings meet. >> jeff corwin, always great to see you. switching gears here, some easy ways to stain proof your
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this morning on "today," how to stain proof your house, simple things you can do to protec your belongings and save big dollars. we have the editor and chief of women's day magazine. so a lot of us now have heard about the stain resistant stuff that we can buy. doesn't mean they're stain proof? >> stain resistant means that it's been chemically treated so ere's a treatment on top of it to prevent stains from sping in immediately. which is to say it resists stains, but you have to take care of that spill, that stain, anything, you have to take care of it immediately. that's theirst cardinal rule of stains. >> you have seven cardinal
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rules, check tags. >> there's going to be a tag, there's a w, an w is like water solvent, x is you can use some kind of like dry-cleaning solve vt and then an x means don't use anything. >> we have got attack from the back. start with club soda. that's for any kind of stain? >> you always douse it with club soda and water. >> research online, blot, never rub, use white cloth, extra soap is better. so you spill a glass of wine, what do you do? >> let's start with rugs first. it's like going to be a bleach blond, it takes a lot of work. and then black, like a black car is going to show everything. so we really say go toward a neutral. >> so it can be dirty and nobody knows? >> if you have a high traffic area, it's not a bad thing to
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do. like we said, when you do get a stain on the carpet, douse it with water and club soda. do your research, because you want to know what kind of stain, hold your kids to the wire, tell me whatou did, because you want to get the stain out, not that you're going to get mad at them. if you don't know what it is, go for a few drops of like a dish water soap, dish soap and put it in some water, you can either put it in a jar, bubble itp and then take those bubbles, put it on top and let it sit and blot with a whi towel. you don't want any other color to potentially bleed into the rug. you can always go to an indoor/outdoor rug. this is from dash and elbert. they come in all different patterns. you can only put this over your rugor high traffic areas and always take your shoes off. 80% of dirt comes in through the house.
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>> what about our paint? >> if you are painting a high traffic area, you always want to do a semigloss or a high gloss, avoid flat point at all costs and as great as it looks, it's not just going to be good for you. >> another pain in the keister. >> how do we clean them when our kids write on them with magic marker. >> i was you do get a stain and you are eventually going to have to repaint the walls, make sure you prime first. thprime will serve as a barrier that the stain won't go through. water usually won't damage anything, then you can take a damp spongeith the stain is persistent. some baking soda, rub the walls, it becomes course and then a you want to do is rinse it with one part ammonia to two parts water. >> sprayoo and a white cloth as well. >> now you' really stunned by the variety of sort of stain
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resistant fabrics, these are chemically treated. but they're outdoor fabrics. >> they look so much like regular fabrics. part of it is the technology, it used to be a coating was put over outdoor fabrics, now it's woven in. >> and you can use those fabrics for even indoor furniture if you're not adverse to the idea of usingchemically treated fabrics in your house. >> i just we it down and it looks ke great fabric. if you aren't going to go that route and you have stains in your house. make sure you read labels,ou can always take a cushion to the dry-cleaner and have them dry-clean it. you don't want to overclean, and be careful with pouring tons of ter on it because you can be left with a spot. >> thank you, elizabeth, for getting up early this morning.
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the magazine sampled 200 food products and came up with it's very favorites. allin, good morning to you. what was the criteria by cooking light? how did you pick and it a huge category here. >> yes, it's a lot of food. we actually tasted over 200 different food products, they had to be low in sodium, low in transfats and had to have low sugar. after that, it was all about flavor.
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>> you have starting off with the whole wheat bread. rudy's organic. this is 100% who wheat that can sometimes be a little dry on nse. really great, great for sandwiches, great for toast. >> i know they have gluten free now. now cereal, good old raisen bran. >> they stayed nice and firm in milk. delicious. >> for the whole wheat spaghetti category, you picked gia reuss a. >> this is one thing, when you go and pick pasta, it's like a wall of pastas. >> it's like whole wheat now, it's exploding. >> we actuall tried 20. the color is right, the flavor's right, the texture is right. >> not toodry? >> firm, it goes with a lot of sauce. >> we have got the boil in a bag
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rice for the whole grain rice you, actually picked the boil in a bag. >> ten minutes, you've got rice, nice individual brains of rice, good flavor. >> we can always make chicken soup from scratch, so if you're going to do it from the can, go with progresso? >> this is a lower sodium chicken soup. you've got nice, firm noodles. just what you want. >> tina, i know you guys broke it down in water and in oil. we're looking at the water "toda today, you like the whole foods brand. >> this is your tuna sandwiches, your tuna melts, your tuna casseroles. >> this is great because it's middle of the road, it's not too dense, it's not too creamy. >> ice cream, light ice cream because it is cook light. >> we're lightening up. but you don't want it to taste like you're missing something. this is rich, it's creamy and
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it's got the vanilla bean. >> margarita and we went with the nonpiece a. it's got a really nice dough, not too thick. >> and this is what i eat every morning. yogurt, very healthy. >> very healthy with fruit. >> we're serving very healthy food, ann. >> i like healthy food. and that has zero fat. >> but not lacking in flavor? >> great protein in the morning. >> thank you, from cooking light magazine. coming up supermodel and entrepreneur. i'm done with all these lists.
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9:56 is your time on this friday, september 17th, 2010. good morning. i'm eun yang.
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we're following a developing story on capitol hill. an officer shot a man near the intersection of c street and 2nd. no word on that man's condition at this hour. mayor adrian fenty may have lost the d.c. democratic may oral primaryut he could accept a gop nomination. he had enough write-in votes to win that race, however, the mayor said before he wuld not switch parties to run in november's race. the weather, seems like it's going be another nice day, tom. >> it has now cleared out quite a bit this morning. quite a bit of sunshine breaking out around the region. we're climbing into the mid-70s into the low to mid-80s by the afternoon. tomorrow, highs near 80. on sunday, partly cloudy and near 80. good afteoon for the skins game. monday and into next week more dry weather on the way. steve, good morning.
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how's the traffic? >> very slow. >> we're taking a look at the traffic. trying to get across the bridge where there's an accident on the virginia side near georgetown pike. it's blocking three lanes. traffic building on the outer loop of the beltway all the way back to virginia. eun, back to you. >>ig mess. thank you. join us at 11:00 for "news 4 midday" and the latest on the shooting on can clol. we'll see you then.
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fronbc news, this is "today" with kathie lee gifford and hoda kotb. live from studio 1a in rockefeller plaza. >> and we have done it, we made it all the way to dry day, friday to you, september 17th and we have a big show planned today. >> yes, we do. and we're live. we are live. >> live. >> live on a friy. >> we love it on friday. >> we're glad to be alive. a big show last night you went to. >> yes, i did. it is go red for women, which i host that event every year. and it is out women and heart disease and it was such a great event. our own miss sara, by the wa was emcee. >> taking over everything. she's ruling the world >> you got to watch it. it is a little bit all about me thing. >> she was the emcee of th event.
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it was all -- a lot of women who have either had issues with heart disease or just big supporters. and i promised this is the whole -- >> a lot of red. >> i don't see a red scarf on you. there is a story there. never mind. we had a storm here in new york. >> i did a crowd shot of everybody because i wanted to get everybody on tv. that was taking the picture. there they all e. >> a sea of red. >> its great. we're going to have aegment with these women and they're going to describe how one woman went through a heart attack and w she came through it. but it is good info for everybody. >> that's why we're wearing red as well today. >> that storm, though, i was leaving -- >> it was freakish. >> i was leaving one event to go to this oneand thereas a 15-minute window in new york where the sky went completely black, poured like -- i covered hurricanes. it fel likethat. and it was a downpour. know we're making a big deal out of it here. >> it was so unexpected. we knew we might get a
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thunderstorm, but not unusual this time of yer, but this was -- they thought it might have been a tornado. that has not been confirmed at all. >> look at it. lk at new york. >> yeah. i was -- w live on the water up in connecticut and it was -- i love to watch storms when you live on water. it is just -- i'm siing out there on my -- the screened porch and all of a sudden all this rain starts coming in. then i start hearing this unbelievable sound, really close to the roof and i'm going, oh, my gosh. it was four helicopters going over our house, president obama going to a fund-raiser which was a couple of doorsown from me. so, you know, it was just freakish, though, but oddly beautiful. >> it was. one woman did die. the number of trees down, the wind, some were clocked at 60, 70 and reports of 100. that's -- we're talking that's hurricane stuff. >> of coue, yeah. it was over in what, ten minutes. >> and out like that. boom, boom, gone. there is a mom in michigan who is very upset.
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>> i'm with the mom on this one. i'm with the mom. >> she has a 6-year-old daughter, who is a cheerleader. there is a cheer that some of you may know and there are different versions of the word. the way that they sing it at that school is our books ache, our skirts' too tight, we shake our booties from left to right. and this mom said she did not want her 6-year-old saying those words shake your booty and all that. >> i'm not sure i want my 17-year-old, you know? where does it stop? >> yeah. >> it is the sexualization of our young females from the earlier, earlier -- always, it is always earlier, earlier, earlier. and unless we say no, it is going to continue. >> so of the cheerleaders in this group went on the radio, on some radio show -- >> called the mother a lunatic. >> she said, i don't mind the booty shaking so much, but it is the bck aching and the skirt too tight that i don't understand. >> this is what the coach is quoting the mom as saying. >> it is convoluted. the mother has the right to say
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i n't like this for my kid, she canvassed the other parents, said many other parents didn't like it as well, and since when do parents lose our rights to do -- to raise our children according to the values we think are important. >> what happens is this little girl got kicked off the squad and that's how the mom found out there was an issue. i think it was in junior high, our version was, my back aches and i'm all up tight and my booty's shaking fr left to right. >> what has that got to do with football? >> that's the universal -- >> they're the ones that have aching backs. not in the 1800s. it was ra-ra, all that. everything is difrent. it is little by little the choices we're making that is deer te deteriorating our culture. i know i'm -- but that's the way i fee >> when you do see some 6 and 7-year-olds and we have seen them dancing, it is very sexual, it is weird. it shouldn't be that way. and a lot of them grow up watching, you know, miley cyrus
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and the rest on these shows, they copy the dance moves and they end up dog that. i don't know what they're doing, but they're doing that. >> unfortunately the little girl had to suffer for this. and i think that the other person, the one who went on the radio -- >> the coach. >> -- something should happen. that was completely uncalled for. they never went to the media for this, the mother and the father. they tried to handle it properly. >> i don't think it is great that a coach isalling a mother a lunatic on the radio. that's not nice. >> no, it n't. >> i'm against that. >> sounds like jane lynch from "gl." >> it does. it does. >> i love that show. >> oh, my gosh. that's one of the best shows. >> it is. cas can't wait. here is another -- this is a piece of video that caught us. there was a toddler on -- >> in turkey. >> on the highway in turkey. the toddler was apparent with his mother. look. look at the cars driving. look at nobody stopping. >> it is not moving so much, but -- >> they're just driving.
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>> that guy d, get away, get away. >> finally a truck stopped and blocked the baby. but i guess what happened, the mom said she was with the baby, the baby was asleep in the park and he, you know, she turned around a the child had gone. the kid was in the street. >> you know what, you think you're a good mother and you think your eyeballs are on them all the time. stuff happens. in an instant. >> i know. >> in an instant. i feel for that mother. i know that pain of oh, gosh, what happened? i'm glad that had a happy ending. >> can i talk about my kerotin one more time. i was in the rainstorm. i would have almost packed it up and missed the go red event, it was so bad because you know how i can't be in it. i was drenched. i got in the car and it didn't do what it did. >> it didn't grow. >> i was -- i kept -- i kept waiting fo it to do what it
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does. no, it is -- no! oh, everybody is so funny. okay. >> yes, but theood news is it just stayed like this, gorgeous. for your hair it is fabulous. i'm not so sure i'm thrilled yet. because i had it done too beause my hair is not like yours. >> just wants another way to pull the picture up again. yo know what we haven't done? jim gaines the director, is jim directing today, clearly because he had his quick trigger finger. it is not over, jim, okay? it's not over. it's not over. it's not over. >> okay. did you -- they say shopping is really like -- i don believe this one, well, i don't want to say it. you say it. >> all right. they say shopping is like sex. they say you get the same high, the endorphins, that feeling when you have sex that you get when you're shopping. i completely disagree with it. >> it may be true i you're only having lousy se you know?
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>> they did some kind of a deal where they found out that when you see a sale, and you get all lathered up, it is that same feeling that you get when you're lathered up. apparently. >> you and i both disaree with that. because we have unbelievable sex. >> exactly. >> so sorry you don't. >> the most sexually active men, if you care, are in indianapolis, indiana. that's what they say. and the least active men, sexual men, are in lexington, kentucky. >> that's becausehey're all into horses, the most beautiful horses in the world there. they're all busy with their horses. i don't mean it that way. that's disgusting, hoda. you're foul and vile. let's go miss sara. >> that wasn't much of segue. >> no. >> but we have one of the pictures of the fans that say -- so we're going to flash this up. there is a fan named deb sent a photo, theres this guy wearing
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black shoes, black socks and shorts, the question is why. why do men wear black shorts with socks and where do they wear shoes at all? >> sandals. that's a different thing. maybe tey have to because of gnarly feet. >> no. it is the difference between the leg you see from the end of the short to the top of the sock. it is no >> just not pretty. >> no. coming up next, the one, the only, the very beautiful iman is working her way into your home. >> she'll tell us all about it. strawberry toaster strudel. [ music ] see the difference? pillsbury toaster strudel, the oneids want to eat. than listening to our favorite songs. there's nothing we love more than listening to our favorite songs. but our favorite thing is eating totino's pizza rolls. but our favorite thing is eating totino's pizza rolls. ♪ we're the kids in america ♪ oh, oh, oh
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you're timeless, you know that. >> you know, i'm 55 year old. >> you are? >> yeah, i'm 55 years old with a 31-year-old daughter and a 10-year-old. so i've been around the block. >> is this all good genes then? >> yes, definitely it is genes. definite genes. it is not -- i don't do that much. >> do you have any kind of sympathy at all for, like, real people like us that -- >> you look good to me. >> you're sweet. >> well, first of all, i didn't know you had this passion for design. i didn't know that w part of what you loved. >> i've stopped deling in 1989, so i got married to david bowie, had a daughter, who is 10 years old, a really my passion chaned from fashi to home. so, you know, and i find that nowadays because of the life is so harsh on the outside, pople want to cocoon and stay at home. >> refuge. >> a haven. >> exactly. what i wanted to do is create the iman home is about fabrics and it is available at calico
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corners. >> i love calico corners. >> it is on calicocorners.com. it is beautiful fabrics inspired from places all over the world. >> so people would buy fab rikz a and turn it into a couch, a chair, something like that. >> i want to decorate a room, i really start with the fabrics first. and this setting you're seeing is the room i decorated for mercedes. >> that was the mercedes benz lincoln center. >> this is fashion week. >> this is fashion week, yes. i want to make rooms, transport it and take it somewhere else. traveling is difficult, people trying to collect things from all over the world. >> do you figh with david when you want to redo a room? he is such an artist himself, i'm sure he has input into it. >> not really. home is uually where women really do it. >> he never says, i don't like
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that? >> no, he does. >> but you still win. >> he does. but he loved the fabric so i warnedim, we're redecorating next year. >> and it is embroidery as well. >> embroidery, hand woens, you know, and really, really from different cultures around the world. >> you're talking about your daughter who is just going into fifth grade. that's a transition for a lot of young girls. >> a lot of young girls. as you were talking earlier, it is very difficult now to raise a young girl. so -- >> yes. >> do you understand about the lady with the chil 6 years old? >> i totally understand. we really is to overprotect our girls really, really. and everything srts at home, you know? >> we enjoyed having your older daughter on. she was here -- >> sue, right? >> s was talking about she had struggled with her weight, up to more than 300 pounds and had some surgery and just felt like a different person. that must have been difficult for her struggling through that time. >> absolutely. because, you know, you can see the person that she is.
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and how the world outside judges, you know, girls or women who are -- >> cruelly. >> cruelly. i have a different take on that being her, you know, being her mother and what is going on in our industry. >> what isyour take? >> there is no one definition of beauty. really there isn't. and as you know my daughter, you've seen her, she's gorgeous girl, you know. so there is no definion of that. so when they had this fashion at lincoln center, fashion week, i was so proud. they had a plus size fashion show. >> which has been a long time in coming. >> it is about time. >> exactly. exactly. and most of the time when you ask women, or men they do't think what a lot of models that skinny actually look good anyway. >> the difference is you are that way naturally. you're not starving yourself. >> righ >> to look like that and putting your health at isk. >> i'm like, to them, a plus size. >> hello. >> i don't want to know what i am. >> good luck. say hel to david. up next, we're seeing red,
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okay, i'm going to give you a statistic and listen closely. every minu a woman in th country dies from heart disease. that's one person every 60 seconds. >> incredible. that's why last february american heart month, the go red for women campan held a nationwide search to find women w are using their voice to fight our number one killer. >> yeah. two of those ladies are madalia rivera and melissa tickner. hello, ladies. we should point out that we have three wonderful women here, but we have a whole group of go red women who are also heart disease survivors. we're glad to have everybody with us today. >> absolutely. >> madalia, your story is interesting because, number one, you're young and number two you went in to get checked and not
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only you, but your son had issues as well. >> yes, my 15-year-old son had high cholesterol a high blood pressure. i came out with high cholesterol. but in my family my mom had a stroke. my aunt had open heart surgery and my brother has been on high blood medication since he was young, so it was really, really scary to find out that my son also had that traits. >> it is hard to convince a 15-year-old he has to watch what he eats and all that stuff, right? >> it is. it is extremely hard. so i had to make fun. i had to incorporate other aspects into it, so before when we used to have celebrations, i used to ceer it around food. but now i try and ma sure that i center it around activities. and let's say, for our birthday party, we made sure we used a light cake versus a regular cake. >> little takeaways. dr. wood, a lot of people can learn smithings from her story, right? >> absolutely. it is so important because the mother is the person who is like the glue of the household.
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you choose what you eat, how you eat and when you eat. your son is so lucky to have you as a mom. >> thank you so much. >> if only he kw it. >> renee, your story, i mean, renee you actually had a heart attack. how old were you when you had your heart attack? >> five years ago when i was 34. i had three heart attacks in one day. >> you didn't know you were having a heart attack. >> i did not. i woke up feeling ill -- >> thought you had the flu. >> thought i had the flu. i was not feeling well, i was nauseous and as the morning progressed, sweating across the airline, the neck, my arms became heavy, my chest became heavy, the statement of where it feels like an elephant is sitting on your chest is a true statement. i was struggling to believe. i knew i wasn't well. initially i thought i w sick but as it went on -- >> when the doctors or emts first came on, they thought it was anxiety. >> you don't fit t pattern of having a heart attack. >> they misdiagnosed me that day and they showed up and said, we
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feel like you've had an anxiety attack and sent me home. i knew differently and so i followed up with my physician and through a battery of tests, he determined it was eart-related and sent me to a cardiologist that indicated i had a blockage. and from there i was transported to the hospital where i went in to full cardiac rest. >> hodo you know, doctor, if you are just having anxiety and don't feel great, or if it is really something you should rush to the doctor? >> first thing is, i would love the viewers to check out www.goredforwomen.org. >> they're different for a man and a woman. >> a women will have atypical or unusual symptoms, burning in the chest, sometimes burning in the arm, jaw pain, ear pain, and fatigue and heaviness well. my message to patients is if you experience something that is new or different that you've never experienced before, who ces if people laugh at you, call 911, go. >> save your life. >> how are you feeling now, by
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the way? >> you look beautiful. >> good. >> your son is doing better? >> his blood pressure is down, his cholesterol is down and -- >> look at you. look at the whole family. >> what is a healthy choleerol level? >> ideally we like the total cholesterol under 200, but the ldl und 130. imrtantly women, hdl needs to be high though. >> thank you. >> thank you very, very much. >> and thank you to the supporting cast back ther >> thank you. still to com makeover magic, our "ambush makeovers." interesting grooming.
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♪ everybody have fun tonight we're back on this fray with more of "today." you know what that means, time fo our weeklyplaza ambush makeover" results. >> today, louis licari and contributor -- "today" show contributor and "us weekly" magazine contributor and author jill martin, you two worked tirelessly on friday to find some folks. >> moving at fast speed again. we had to pick the ladies quick because the weather has been so erratic. rainy. we were out there just to beat the rain. we found two ladies in seconds. >> and everybody is drenched. so everybody needs a makeover, right? >>o annette clark is our first lucky lady, 52 years old from san jose, california, married to
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her husband ron for 23 years. they were dating since they were 15. she ner wears makeup, she's never colored her hair, so her friend said it was time for a new look. >> well, we love this group because we love wine on the show and they are the wine babes and we're giving annette a makeover. why does she deserve it? >> annette deserves it because she does everything for everybody else and doesn't do a lot for erself. she does volunteer rk for american breast cancer, she does make-a-wish foundation, volunteer work, so she's my best friend and has been forever. >> we love her too. and just last note, she's wearing ascrunchy. so you deserve a makeover. are you ready to go? >> iam so ready to go. >> okay. >> sorry. >> what we like about annette is she has a whole bunch of friends ith her. she's got nine -- or eight frien with her and they're all winos. so that's why we like them. >> so they're our friends too.
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>> keep your blindfolds on, winos, and i'll tell you when to take them off. here is annette's before picture. let's see the new you. oh, girl! stand right here. are you ready? ladies, take off your blindfolds. >> oh, my god. >> right here. right here. >> yes, that is beautiful. >> oh, my god! >> you look so good. look at you -- >> they're all crying. >> what do you guys sa who's got the mike? >> annette, you're amazing. you really, you really do. >> louis, tell us about the hair. >> start off with the haircut, it is a great haircut. she kept the same color for eight or ten years and she never did a thing. she's wash and wear and she still can wash and wear this, by the way. i softened the color, but then
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to make it a little more citing, i painted a few little highlights around the face, just to make it the most subtle shade lighter. and by shadowing, you look gorgeous, young and sophisticated. >> tell us about the outfit. >> everyone is crying. talbot's, we moved on to talbot's for the fall, a great line they have now. these are all classic items you can incorpote into your wardrobe. this is a great jacket t wear with jeans and this patent belt can go with everything. >> big round of applause for annette. thank you. go over there. >> all right, our secondady is kelly simpson, she's 42 from debuick, iowa. she has six children raging from ag 14 to 25. she spends her days as a hospice nurse taking care of hers and her three kids at home. she's excited to be pampered for a few hours. she's here with her cousin erin and her daughter megan. let's hear her story. >> well, we found them in the rain, of course.
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and erin, you reallyant this for your cousin. tell us why. >> well, she takes care of people. she works as a hospice nurse so she takes care of all the sick people and she has six kids and she really needs it a lot. >> six kids. i think you deserve a little pampering. what you think? >> i do. i do need a little pampering. i'm very excited for this. >> are you ready for a new york glam makeover? >> definitely. most definitely. >> all right. erin and megan are -- have got their blindfolds on. let's take one last look at kelly and let's bring out the new kelly. ♪ going crazy >> hello! looking good, mama. >> erin and megan, are you ready? take them off. i think they like it. how about you, kelly? ready to look? turn around, darling. >> that's awesome. >> you like? >> so good. >> stand right here. >> she took her glasses off to
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look at herself. >> i ca see that far. >> you look good. >> this is a great haircut, it is layers and easy to care for. i made her blond hair, naturally blonde hair just slightly deeper to add highlights around the face. i did this to add contrast and to sh off h eye color. >> her eyes are crazy. >> when done correctly, it works like makeup. >> that's so true. >> you have the right hair color, you don't have to we as much makeover. really? >> soft makeup, very pretty. jill, that outfit, she's on the prowl. >> and you love animal prints also. huge for fall. the key is to just wear one item so you don't look like you're out of the circus. so we paired it with black tights and black boots from payless and the outfit is talbot's. >> love it. >> everyone thinks she looks great? terrific. all right. >> come on out, nnette. big round of applause for everybody. up next, if you want to travel the world, now might be the very best time.
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♪ i will travel "today's travel," we're saying good-bye to summer, we geton vacation deals to fall four. >> the season means fewer crowds and low prices. here to tell us about the wonderful places to go is beth fenner, "money"magazine's assistant managing editor. nice to see you. >> we're heading to hilton head to start off. >> we are. the great thing now is that
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really the peak season of summer, everything is more expensive, tee times, you could wait forever. the weather is just as good, in the 70s. >> it is not so hot. >> i think it is nicer too, the ocean is warm for swimming and the golf, you can't beat it. >> south carolina, is it -- it is easy to get to, isn't it? >> it is. youan fly into savannah and everything is so close. >> this looks like a lovely spot. the prices have dropped in the last - since labor day, right? >> western hilton head island resort and spa, $149 a night for a room, that's 50% less than a couple of months ago. same exact room. >> that's amazing. >> nice. >> if you're a fan of the mountains and want to pick colorado or aspen -- >> i miss colorado. >> i know you do. what do you have for us? >> aspen, peak fall foliage season, people ask, it the great there. the hiking is really a good draw and the hiking and the amazing views. >> tell us about the prices and
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things. >> well, the four starwe'll show you the sky hotel aspen is a boutique hotel that is sort of a hot spot. they have a great bar and outdoor pool. average daily rate in octob $142. average daily rate in july, $277. >> is it crowded in the fall? does itet crowded? >> not as owded. you're not pushing your way through to sit at the bar kind of thing. >> i love that place. >> beautiful. if you want to be adventurous and really g a long way away, the land down under you say is a good spot to hit. >> it is. the great thing about it now, it is not so much saving on the hotel, though you will, the ways to get there the flights are so much chear. the lowest you can get there around now for $600 round trip if you snag a good deal. >> all the way to australia? >> you can. you can. >> wow. >> if you hit it right as a low, where as it can be double that other times of the year. >> and they're enteng their summer season, right? >> it is spring now so it is off season and their high season is december, which is their summer. so everything is cheaper. >> i know there are a million
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things to do there, but wh are some of the highlights? >> surfing. >> yeah. you have the surfing. it is a big kite-flying season because it is breezy. there is on bandy beach, this famous beh, you can do that, sydney era house, aquarium and friendly people. it is good. >> everyone says that. i've nev been. you've been. >> i've never been. i was hoping to go with oprah but it is not going to work out. >> go now. >> irand. >> ireland. where my jimmy niri is in ireland right w. dublin has had, a lot of places in europe, has had some problems economically which is our opportunity. things are cheaper. it is cheaper to get there. t flights, and a tel room, again, it is about 25% cheaper than it would have been in the summer. >> people don't realize that from jfk it is a very short flight, less than -- like going to california. it is five and a half hours. >> it is nothing. go through customs, but other than that it is really not bad. >> this time of year is an okay time of ye to be there. >> it is not as rainy. it is going to rain. >> ireland is ireland. >> you don't go there for the weather. you go there for the pubs and
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everybody knows wine and chocolate are fabulous together. but if you crave a dessert and a drink pairing that is just a little bit more exquisitehan that, we have a great idea baking for you. >> we do, marlo scott created sweet revenge here in new york city, a cupcake and wine bar. >> like heaven. >> cupcakes with cocktails. we decided to put her to the test. >> and we thought you were the beautiful lady we see on that chase commercial for their small business card. >> right. >> you're very famous already. >> well, thank yo gals. >> tell us about sweet resevee.
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it is when you got laid off. >> i got laid off in 2007 so this is my revenge on the man. >> you go, girl. you should invi him in for a free cupcake. >> i haveot tried your cupcakes yet but everyone in the studio says they're top drawer. >> better than shopping? >> we could talk about what it is better than. i hear this al the time. we're going to start with a pure and make our way down and end up doing the dirt if there is time, we'll do the sweet revenge. this is the pure. it is a mexican vanilla cake and paired with a pinot noir from italy. >> you have to do all? oh, yes. this is good living. >> and take it out by crate becau you can't fit by the door. >> this is how she eats every day and look at her. >> i do. i eat it every day. it is a health food because when you eat it, this is what happens to you. if you try that, you will just be one step beyond. >> you drink the crock. >> this is a crock, it is a
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belgium ale, it plays nicely with the nutty creaminess of mexican vanilla. >> what is going on with this cup? >> this is a specialty glass created -- that they created for the stagecoach handlers so that he they could drive their stagecoaches and still be able to drink. >> they did drink and drive? >> you wantto try it? >> no comment on those guys, yeah. >> it goes really well. i wouldn't think it would go, but -- >> this is this thing, people have a reaction about beer and couple cakes. this is an almond cake with a strawberry walnut cream chiz frost i cheese frosting. >> kathie can't have any. >> she has willpower. but the prosecco, so it is bubbly and it is a gorgeous strawberry white beer from belgium and it accentuates the strawberries in the frosting. >> that's delicious. >> thank you. >> i can't believe i'm eating that. >> sometimes it is nice to not
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share. >> once in a while. >> this is my best-seller. >> why don't you tke one tiny bite of one? >> thisis sweet and it has -- >> it has fruit in it, raspberries. it is a health food. >> it is the lctose thing. i can't do it. >> well, i have that lacto thing too, and i just -- i just make a deal with myself. i'm fine with it. while i e it. >> couple of minutes. >> raspberries inside our crimson and cream and the little drizzle and paired with the raspberry blini and the belhaven which is a scottish ale. so the rabelhaven being creamy with a slight spice plays with the ciamon dusting on the cream cheese frosting. >> i have to go to a wedding tomorrow. i feel like i'm having a pracce session. >> this is the dolce valetti with a buttercream and drizzle. >> go, hoda. >> i can't tell you how good ese cupcakes are. >> thank you, hoda. thank you.
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>> this is with the -- >> this is the white wine. >> i'm not crazy -- i'm getting picky and disgusting in my old age. >> it is a lovely sauvignon blanc. it is gorgeous. it is a soft whe, cuts the sweetness. >> not for you? >no. >> oh, darn it, okay. well, i got a great -- and now we're doing the dirty. this is a darkhocolate truffle with a valrona chocolate cake, intense, merciless, no holds barred. >> how much weight do you think i gained? >> this would be great for, you know, date, hoda, if you want to schedule one of your dates. we pair it with one of our -- we pair it with a beautiful -- >> who are you? are you in cahoots with her? >> we pair it with a gorgeous smooth spicy red wine from spain. >> the woman is in heaven. >> and it is light and crisp, it cuts the intensity of the dark chocolate and the marcase
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intensifies it. >> did you know about all these things before you -- >> i learned it on the job. i never worked in a restaurant before i got my place open, so it i like one of those crazy learning curves. >> you don't want to talk about -- i hear from everybody there is no opportunity out there. you made this opportunity and good for you. >>ell us where yourlace is? >> on 62 carmine in the west village between bedford and 7th avenue. >> i bet it is such a fun place to be. >> it is. it really is. >> we're s happy for you. >> thanks, gals. >> cupcakes and cocktails. >> we'll be back with more of "today" on nbc. there is a big birthday around
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here tomorrow, but we won't be on the air, so we want to wish sara a very, very happy birthday. >> look what we got. >> wwon't tell you how old she is. that's part of our show on monday. we love you, sara. you are such a great addition to the show. >> and biancaid this for me.
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bianca henry made me my cookies. white macadamia nut. >> here is one for y. >> thank you. >> here is one for you. >> are you old enough? tune in monday. >> we should tell everybody that monday we're doing a show called you're not your number. we're going to reveal our age, maybe our weight. we still haven't decided. >> these two will be revealing their weight. >> and every digit you really don't want to know. but it is going to be a lot of fun, okay? >> have an awesome weekend. >> happy birthy, sara. love you! it is booze day. >> it is winesday. >> yes, it is. >> hello, everybody, it is thirst day. we made it all wait to dry day, friday to you. >> lady gaga stole the show on this one. >> how could you not be, like, glued to the raw meat dress? >> come in here. >> please, come on over. >> come on over. laies and gentlemen, robert plant is in the house. your third one by now, in the old days.
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you're a shadow of your former self. >> lunch. ♪ lunch will keep us together ♪ >> that's our theme song. >> very cute. >> something's happening. >> i was rocking and rolling like you were, hoda. ♪ poker face >> a little bit re. >> how good is that? >> she's topless and she's looking dead ahead, like, oh, my sh. >> no one is going to pay $17 for a cd. ♪ my poker face my poker face ♪ ♪ my poker face my poker face ♪ >> i want to live on this show. i want to be here.
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